FAQs

Frequently Asked Questions?

Entry Requirements

Your first step, if you have zero experience is to take part in our introduction to flight package which you can book at this link.

You need to be at least 16 to begin training and 17 to be issued your licence. But there’s no upper age limit to train with us as long as you can hold an unrestricted CAA Class 1 Medical.

Pilot Path offer the most flexible & transparent payment plans in Europe for flight training. We offer a range of payment plans across 80% of courses available and are actively pursuing a finance arrangement in the UK with a third party.

The beauty of modular flight training is that it leaves all the decisions within the hands of the student. All aspects of training can be completed in as little as 18 months or as many as 5 years depending on each individuals work, family, financial, and personal commitments.

Introduction to flight

You can request a timeslot for an introduction to flight lesson within our booking system above and our team will confirm back asap if your chosen time is available or not. If it is available, we will provide you with details on how to make payment along with an information pack.

Your introduction to flight experience will last roughly 90 minutes. A member of our team will follow up within 24-hours after your flight with information on getting enrolled and beginning your training.

If you are under 85KG, you will fly a Piper PA-38 Tomohawk aircraft. If you are over 85KG you will fly a Piper PA-28 Cherokee aircraft.

We are more than happy for you to bring a friend or family member along while you complete your introduction to flight!

Our team and the flight school are constantly monitoring weather conditions. If the weather is unsuitable for flying on your chosen date, we will endeavour to inform you of this in advance of you travelling to the airport to complete your flight. We will then reschedule your flight for a new date that suits you best.

Just present your QR code to staff on the day that you will receive ahead of time via email. Casual attire will be fine also, so feel free to wear something comfortable! 

Absolutely not! That is the sole purpose of completing our introduction to flight. To provide you with the experience of flying in a training aircraft for the first time before making the decision on moving forward with your flight training.

PPL

You can gain your private pilot licence in as little as 3-months or as many as 24-months depending on weather and work, family, financial, and personal commitments. Our team will get an idea of your preferred completion timeframe and aim to guide you to your licence within that period.

You need to be at least 16 to begin training towards your private pilot licence and 17 to be issued your licence. But there’s no upper age limit to train with us as long as you can hold an unrestricted CAA Class 2 Medical.

Absolutely not. We accept students that are both commercially & recreationally  focused. A private pilot licence is a licence for life no matter what. You can gain your PPL with Pilot Path as a hobby if you wish and you can always make your mind up down the road on whether to pursue commercial training or not. 

There are 9 theoretical PPL examinations that need to be completed within your training.  You can study for these exams remotely through our groundschool option and the exams will be completed on site in your chosen flying school. Our team will support you fully with all aspects of groundschool training.

If only it were that easy! You must gain your PPL and complete all 100 hours pilot in command (PIC) and ATPL examinations before advancing to commercial flight training.

There are two things you will need to pay for outside of your package with Pilot Path. Your class 2 medical and optional groundschool digital subscription. Our team will support you fully with both of the above!

All landing fees, touch and go, fuel surcharges, and related fees are included in your PPL package price!

hour building and ATPL

Depending on each individuals ability, schedule, and financial situation, all 100 hours and ATPL exams can be completed in as little as 9 months up to 20 months. Talk to us about our convenient 20 month payment plans for this stage of training.

Your hour building can be completed in Liverpool John Lennon Airport or fast-tracked and completed in just 4-weeks in Florida, USA. Talk to us about our hour building options to find the most suitable option for you!

You will have the choice of flying three different aircraft for your hour building, 

  • Piper PA-38 Tomohawk
  • Piper PA-28 Cherokee
  • Piper PA-28RT

Each aircraft comes with different benefits and pricing options. Our team will work with you on choosing the most suitable option.

Absolutely! You can begin training and taking advantage of support from our team at any stage of your training. Feel free to get in touch with us any time.

Your ATPL groundschool will be completed through distance learning with optional in person revision classes should you wish.

commercial ratings

You can complete your commercial ratings up to APS-MCC stage in either Liverpool John Lennon airport or in Lodz in Poland with the world renowned Bartolini Air!

This training can be completed in approximately 12-16 weeks.

Indeed there is! Many of our partner schools training courses at commercial level come with optional airline mentored programs. Please feel free to reach out to our team to speak more in depth about this option if you are about to start commercial training! 

Yes! Pilot Path students can avail of vital post training workshops such as airline interview & assessment preparation.

The Airline Pilot Standard Multi Crew Cooperation (APS MCC) is an enhanced MCC course to train pilots in multi-crew environment up to airline standards. The purpose of this enhanced training is to better prepare the new pilot for the job on a modern aircraft in a modern airline environment. The course is typically performed on Boeing 737 MAX or Airbus A320 Flight simulator and is desired by many airlines when hiring prospective cadets. 

Fast-Track PPL

Florida receives over 300+ days of sunshine each year meaning for the most part, you will be able to train uninterrupted by weather and complete your PPL over a period of 4 to potentially 5 weeks.

Yes! We have a fantastic luxury accommodation offering built into our fast-track PPL package. With free transfers to and from your destination airport and a courtesy rental car included during your stay, this leaves only your flights needing to purchased outside of your package. 

Yes, you will need a student VISA when travelling to the USA to complete your PPL training. Our team will oversee and support this process from start to finish. 

You will fly a Cessna 172 aircraft during your training. 

For students aiming to move on to commercial flight training after PPL, there is no conversion process. Students that desire only a private pilot licence for recreational purposes, will need to complete a small conversion process on return to the UK. Our team will support and guide students with this.

Yes! You will train 5 out of 7 days of the week leaving your evenings and weekends free to explore everything Immokalee, Naples, & the surrounding areas of Florida has to offer. 

Fast-Track Hour Building and ATPL Theory Training

Florida receives over 300+ days of sunshine each year meaning for the most part, you will be able to hour build uninterrupted by weather and complete all 100 hours over a period of 4 to potentially 5 weeks.

Yes, you will need a student VISA when travelling to the USA to complete your hour building. Our team will oversee and support this process from start to finish. 

Yes! We have a fantastic luxury accommodation offering built into our fast-track hour building package. With free transfers to and from your destination airport and a courtesy rental car included during your stay, this leaves only your flights needing to purchased outside of your package.

You will hour build in a Cessna 172 aircraft.

Yes! You will train 5 out of 7 days of the week leaving your evenings and weekends free to explore everything Immokalee, Naples, & the surrounding areas of Florida has to offer.

Absolutely! You can begin training & taking advantage of our packages & support from our team at any stage of your training. Feel free to get in touch with us any time. 

Your ATPL groundschool will be completed through distance learning with optional in person revision classes should you wish.